Jameis Winston, the Heisman Trophy winning quarterback of the Florida State Seminoles, will be honored in his hometown next month, per an article by Jeff Sentell of AL.com. July 5th will be “Jameis Winston Day” in Hueytown, Alabama, and Bessemer — where Winston grew up and played youth football — will also pay tribute to “Famous Jameis” in a 6 pm presentation at Gilmore-Vines Stadium, where Winston starred for the Hueytown Golden Gophers.
Winston will be presented with the key to the city and is expected to speak at the event, which is free and open to the public. A pair of permanent signs will also by posted in Hueytown commemorating Winston’s accomplishments.
Said City Council member Fran Zinnerman: “After he won the Heisman and he led Florida State to the championship we knew that we would do something to recognize that. That was a great accomplishment.”
Also in the works is a plan to retire the #8 that Winston wore in high school, although that will take place on another date yet to be determined.
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